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By HARRIET MERCER/ SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Good day, Senator Nelson. This communication is in reference to your July 23, 2018 hearing re: the reinstatement of your candidacy for Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Because Chairman (Arturo) Watlington (Jr.) mistakenly prevented my second round of discussion

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CHRISTIANSTED – When the electric power system in the U.S. Virgin Islands is rebuilt, it will be stronger than it has ever been. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), plans to harden the power grid so it can withstand hurricanes with

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — A wide variety of Ritz Bits and Ritz cracker sandwich products got recalled Saturday across the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. “These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Coki Point and Water Bay beaches on St. Thomas are not safe to swim or fish

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WASHINGTON — Douglas Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior assistant secretary for Insular and International Affairs, this week announced $1,202,370 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding for the U.S. Virgin Islands, which supports a wide variety of needs. “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and I continue to support the leadership and

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CONTAINER PORT IN ST. CROIX CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In an effort to cut down on “congestion” at seaports in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) will begin charging a “demurrage” fee on cargo left for more than a week at facilities it manages,

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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Natural Resources committee told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last night that he and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee want answers from Governor Kenneth Mapp about his gun seizure orders. They have given Mapp until August 1 to respond to a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Education officials said that temporary modular units and school repairs will be completed by August 28. Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum and her underlings appeared before the Senate Finance Committee and provided their Fiscal Year 2019 budget. “It is all on target,” McCollum said. “Foundations are being poured

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Leff announced an upcoming Interview and Interrogation Seminar for federal and territorial law enforcement scheduled for July 30th and 31st on St. Thomas. FBI trainers from the Washington D.C. field office

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House in St. Thomas said that Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter will be traveling out of the territory today. The official statement did not say where Mapp or Potter would be going or what they would be doing once they got there. Commissioner

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